Hackathons are great learning environments for aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, marketers and corporate change agents - essentially anyone and everyone involved in the creative process of innovating. This post explores how both participants and companies can benefit significantly from a hackathon, and explains how you can start organizing hackathons within your company.
I’ve been at Reduxio for almost 6 months now, and I’m having to question some of what I learned. Truth is, I’ve drank my fair share of kool-aid over the years. Some of the lessons that I learned still ring true, but some I’ve had to unlearn. One of them, drilled into me by my previous employers, was that AFAs are always needed and are always cost-effective.
But are they really?
With innovation comes change and with that, risk.
Given the speed at which technology is advancing today, many find it difficult to keep up, and some even perceive it risky to do so. People and organizations would rather stay with the safe and comfortable; there’s less risk there.
Or is there, really?
Zach Boewer is the VP of IT for Scale Venture Partners and advisor for "The Last Mile" program at San Quentin. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, participating and witnessing all the changes it has gone through.
Here are his thoughts on Reduxio, and how it exceeded his expectations.
At Reduxio, we are delivering major improvements in data storage performance and economics while at the same time reimagining data management and protection from the ground up. As we wrote in a previous blog post, an example of how we are reimagining data management and protection is our BackDating™ technology, which enables users to recover data from any second in the past, making snapshots obsolete. Another key technology that allows us to deliver the significant improvements in storage...
Catbird is a pioneering company when it comes to Software-Defined Segmentation and Security for hybrid IT infrastructure. During this year's OpenStack Summit, in Austin, Texas, they answered some questions about the impact Reduxio has had on their business. The interview was given by Chief Technology Officer, Holland Barry, and Principal Architect, Shane Thorson, and moderated by SSG-Now Senior Analyst and Lab Director, Earl Follis.
DBAs are amazing; but is it possible to amaze DBAs? Everyone who has ever worked with one, or has tried to sell them some gear knows that their job is very difficult. Even with the challenges, they are able to keep applications and information storage services running and resolve end-user problems. But is it possible to give them something new that would ease some of their pain and amaze them?
How to make sure arrogance doesn’t keep you from becoming an even better software engineer.
I am hypocritically modest. And I think you are too.
When you first meet a hypocritically modest person, you may perceive us as reserved, perhaps insecure or shy. If you are insecure yourself, you may feel that we are a little bit snobbish.